Analysis of diet composition and morphological characters of the Peruvian lizard Microlophus stolzmanni (Squamata: Tropiduridae)

  • Antonia Beuttner Institut für Mikrobiologie
  • Claudia Koch Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

Abstract

Analysis of diet composition and morphological characters of the Peruvian lizard Microlophus stolzmanni (Squamata: Tropiduridae). Microlophus stolzmanni is a diurnal lizard that is endemic to the dry forest of northern Peru. Little is known about the ecology of the species and the composition of its diet never has been studied. The stomach contents and morphological features related to feeding behavior are analyzed herein. Microlophus stolzmanni is a semi-herbivorous food generalist that also consumes animal items. All age groups prefer sedentary prey for which M. stolzmanni forages actively. As the lizard matures, plant material becomes a more important part of the diet.

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Published
2019-06-18
How to Cite
Beuttner, A., & Koch, C. (2019). Analysis of diet composition and morphological characters of the Peruvian lizard Microlophus stolzmanni (Squamata: Tropiduridae). Phyllomedusa: Journal of Herpetology, 18(1), 47-62. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2316-9079.v18i1p47-62
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